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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #425 on: July 11, 2013, 09:29:17 PM »
no spoilers!

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #426 on: July 11, 2013, 09:39:37 PM »
Thanks. I'll work on 5 tomorrow.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #427 on: July 11, 2013, 09:42:52 PM »
He was being facetious,  though nobody but he, Perry and I would know that. 

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #428 on: July 11, 2013, 09:48:27 PM »
Just so u all know, I'll be publishing via Smashwords,  which distributes to ebook retailers in 50 countries. You'll likely wanna order vis Smashwords: those who've joined my blog or liked my FB author Page can contact me fora 15% off coupon on the ebook's already low price of 2.99 US dollars. See my sig for links.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #429 on: July 12, 2013, 01:59:23 PM »
Would appreciate it if those of you who haven't yet would "Like" my FB author page: facebook.com/WilliamBryanMiller

Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2013, 04:42:53 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #430 on: July 12, 2013, 08:19:48 PM »
We've locked in Prologue through Chapter 5. Now working on 6 and 7.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #431 on: July 12, 2013, 08:50:49 PM »
You need to update your 4 chapter sampler ;)

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #432 on: July 12, 2013, 10:18:30 PM »
We've locked in Prologue through Chapter 5. Now working on 6 and 7.

In your dreams... it's amazing what you find when you re-read  :P

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #433 on: July 12, 2013, 10:35:27 PM »
From what I could see, ch 5 looked pretty good. Aside from the spotting/fixing of typos and obvious grammatical mistakes, I'd like to lock these in and not spend a lot of time on less-structural, more aesthetic (and thus, subjective) things. Because I'd like to have the ebook in mouser's hands by Aug 1st and upload to Smashwords by mid to late August.

That should ease your and 4wd's task.

For those unaware, Perry also spent considerable time and effort creating a gorgeous book cover. Can't wait to hear mouser's comment when he sees it

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #434 on: July 12, 2013, 10:37:44 PM »
I had the whole thing wrapped up in chapter 4 with the death of Sethra indirectly through the effects of an overactive vagus nerve.

It's quite disconcerting how I only linked to a medical article in passing that mentioned the vagus nerve and 4wd has ripped it out and wont it let go: it now seems to be at the centre of every eventuality  ;D

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #435 on: July 12, 2013, 10:40:08 PM »
That should ease your and 4wd's task.

We're trying (I'm sure K is amazed how trying we are ;) ), but it's just amazing what you miss along the way...

For those unaware, Perry also spent considerable time and effort creating a gorgeous book cover. Can't wait to hear mouser's comment when he sees it

Your PDF version sucks. Do you want me to fix it?

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #436 on: July 12, 2013, 10:55:11 PM »
Sucks? Well, it's just the carrot before the horse, me offering advance reading. The glory of the cover image will be obvious in the ebook formats. I sent you a google+ msg, though, in hopes of addressing your concern.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #437 on: July 12, 2013, 11:01:39 PM »
Sucks? Well, it's just the carrot before the horse, me offering advance reading. The glory of the cover image will be obvious in the ebook formats. I sent you a google+ msg, though, in hopes of addressing your concern.

Just looking out for your best K (sorry, didn't mean to offend: it was a gentle sucks)... I'm not too concerned, just thought it could be better (without too much work). I noticed you did it in LibreOffice: your publisher doesn't export to PDF?

...just as long as it's not putting the cart before the carrot  ;)
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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #438 on: July 12, 2013, 11:06:14 PM »
Oh I know. Did u get my g+ msg? Can u fix it using the pdf, or do you or generate a pdf from the gdoc and insert properly ratioed image? If not, I will take down the pdf for a few hours till we can resolve.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #439 on: July 12, 2013, 11:12:36 PM »
It's quite disconcerting how I only linked to a medical article in passing that mentioned the vagus nerve and 4wd has ripped it out and wont it let go: it now seems to be at the centre of every eventuality  ;D

I dispute that!  You should see what I have planned for chapter 12 involving prions.

@K: What are you doing here?  Get back to work.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #440 on: July 12, 2013, 11:14:10 PM »
Perry,  I took down the pdf sample. We'll get it sorted, then reupload later

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #441 on: July 12, 2013, 11:16:11 PM »
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What are you doing here?  Get back to work.

I'm in bed playing words with friends. I challenge any of you to a game...

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #442 on: July 12, 2013, 11:17:48 PM »
Did u get my g+ msg?

Wait...you guys are secretly messaging in G+ behind my back?

 :(

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #443 on: July 12, 2013, 11:27:29 PM »
^ yeah, we're discussing your vagus nerve...

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #444 on: July 12, 2013, 11:30:27 PM »
No wonder I feel fai....

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #445 on: July 13, 2013, 12:18:36 AM »
Did u get my g+ msg?

Wait...you guys are secretly messaging in G+ behind my back?

 :(

It was all public  :Thmbsup:

We just thought you were listening, facing the other way...

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #446 on: July 13, 2013, 08:45:14 AM »
Actually, I thought you'd fainted, 4wd.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #447 on: July 13, 2013, 08:49:51 AM »
The PDF sample if back up, thanks to Perry fixing the cover image to be correctly formatted in PDF. Thanks, Perry!

This sample is roughly 29% of the novel. Think that's giving too much away? I don't. I'm going to offer the first 50% of the book as a free preview on Smashwords.

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #448 on: July 13, 2013, 11:01:42 AM »
This sample is roughly 29% of the novel. Think that's giving too much away? I don't. I'm going to offer the first 50% of the book as a free preview on Smashwords.

Maybe taking out every second word would be interesting?  :P

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Re: Sci-fi novel due on Amazon and B&N in August or September
« Reply #449 on: July 13, 2013, 11:46:17 AM »
Or, just remove every word that starts with a vowel...